San Diego Nanny Pay Rates

San Diego Nanny Pay Rates

Not sure how much to pay your new nanny? Lots of things go into factoring nanny pay rates including the number of children, duties, experience, and hours. Whether you need help deciding pay or if you are a nanny and not sure your worth, we’re here to help. Here are some fine-tuned details about San Diego nanny pay rates to help you get started! On average On average, a nanny with 3 years experience makes a minimum of $16-18 per hour for 1 child and $18-$20 for 2 children. This usually occurs weekly or biweekly. If you do decide to go this route, make sure to detail specific hours in your contract. Nanny pay rates depend on what the job entails Depending on what the job duties and responsibilities entail, the pay rate average can change. This should come at no surprise. For instance, some tasks include housekeeping or driving. These extra duties can make the pay rate go up to $23 per hour. Also, most nannies will expect gas reimbursements or a gas allowance if their job entails driving the kids around. Other pay rate specifics to consider Hiring a nanny, especially a full-time nanny, is like hiring an employee for your family. This means that most will expect certain benefits. Most nannies also have a minimum one week paid vacation per year with 3-5 sick days and some paid holidays off. However, all this should be discussed prior to employment and while creating a nanny contract. Fortunately, there is a 3-month “probation” period, where families can test drive their new nanny. We also provide our families with a one-year satisfaction guarantee. Keep in mind...

San Diego Nanny Versus Crying Child

Being a San Diego nanny has its rough days. Children have uncontrollable emotions, and we need to be there to help sort them out. No matter what age the child is, there will most definitely come a time when you will face sudden emotions. At any given moment, that happy, full of excitement and energy child you care for can tear up without any apparent reason. Knowing how to respond to the little one can make all the difference. So, we’ve thought of some tips to help nannies, babysitters, and parents when trying to console a crying child. 3 Tips for responding to a crying child Tip #1: Sometimes crying doesn’t always mean the child is sad, especially in babies. For infants, crying is their only form of communication. Their tiny tears could mean a variety of different things including hunger, sleepiness, or having a wet diaper (just to name a few). So, always check the basics first and if all is clear, move on to other techniques in hopes to stop the crying. Tip #2: Stay Calm. A screaming crying child can be stressful but it is important for you as the nanny (or parent) to stay calm during this emotional rollercoaster. If you are stressed, the child will be stressed too. Sit down to their level and do some breathing exercises to help calm the mood. Tip #3: Listen. Ask them what is wrong and then LISTEN. Don’t try to negotiate or tell them how to solve their problems, just be there. Taking the time to listen to a child and show them you care makes all the difference....
San Diego Nannies Teach Children Values

San Diego Nannies Teach Children Values

Not only do nannies clean the house and help with homework, but San Diego Nannies teach children values. Nannies are role models, while also teaching and shaping little minds all day. Being a nanny means you have certain characteristics, morals, values, wisdom, and expertise in child care can help parents raise smart, caring, and amazing children. Therefore, having a nanny can help teach your children important values that will follow them into adulthood. Luckily, some character traits seem to be born with our children such as love, kindness, curiosity, creativity, and humor. So, we have created a list of several other values that are important to teach children and fortunately, having a nanny increases the chances of children exhibiting these values early on. Nannies Teach Children Values Honesty. Lets face it, sometimes children lie. It’s important teach children the importance of honesty and why lying is wrong. Nannies help parents by extending this value around others instead of just with family. Generosity. Sharing is caring. Nannies model generosity when they are kind and when they share. Gratitude. We all want to teach our children to say “please” and “thank you”. San Diego nannies can teach children to show their innate kindness by showing them how to be grateful. Respect. A child’s respect for their nanny will transgress into their respect for others. Empathy. Nannies teach empathy by talking to children about their feelings. Connecting one’s behavior to feelings they may have is an important tool to learn at an early age. Fortunately, children have an innate ability to empathize and care for others, so nature is on our side. Forgiveness. We teach our children to say “sorry” when necessary because it teaches...
Boost Your San Diego Nanny Resume

Boost Your San Diego Nanny Resume

So you’ve decided to become a nanny. You already know that perks of being nanny and the major qualities of a good nanny. Now, you may be wondering how you can give your San Diego nanny resume an extra boost. Well, you are in luck because we have come up with some  helpful tips to boost your San Diego nanny resume and find that perfect fit. San Diego Nanny Resume Tips 1) Customize your resume. Use keywords that relate to the type of nanny job that you are hoping to land! Unlike an ordinary resume, it’s recommended that you put your availability right on your nanny resume. Having a flexible schedule is important. However, if you are looking for only part-time, its a good idea to mention it. 2) Get Certified! There are MANY training courses and certifications available that will boost your nanny career and won’t break your bank! Some certifications are recommended and preferred by families before getting hired. These could include CPR and first aid, for example. Remember, always bring proof of these certifications with you to an interview. 3) Make transportation an option. Most families in San Diego will be looking for a nanny that can help with transportation. If you are willing to be an on-the-go nanny, make sure your car registration, drivers license, and car insurance are valid. Don’t forget to state this on your resume. Bringing proof of these documents to an interview can boost your chances of getting the job right on the spot. 4) Update your references. Make sure your nanny (and babysitting) references are updated with contact information and a brief description of all...

Entertaining San Diego Babysitter Ideas

Babysitting for a few hours and need some fun ideas to keep the kids from getting bored? Besides the usual tricks like Playdough, cars, and legos, we’ve compiled some San Diego babysitter ideas to keep the kids entertained, your sanity intact, and the parents so happy, you’ll be asked to come back. Some San Diego Babysitter Ideas Play a game. Some favorites include Simon Says, I Spy, Red Light, Green Light, Try Not to Laugh, and of course, Hide and Seek. If the weather is nice and it is okay with the parents, babysitters and kids can enjoy a nice walk outside to a nearby park to play and get out some energy. If your stuck at home, grab a ball and go in the backyard for some fun. Kids love balloons. So why not play balloon volleyball. It’s great when you’re stuck inside because babysitters don’t have to worry about breaking anything. Crafts, Crafts, Crafts! Warning, crafts can get messy so make sure you always clean up afterwards and ask permission to use paints and markers. For younger children, finger-painting with edible products, like pudding or yogurt can be fun. Older children like cutting shapes out of cookie dough and baking their creations. Preparing a craft idea a head of time can definitely make your life easier, but it’s not necessary. Another fun idea is creating a puppet show. I could go on forever on this. Make reading a story an adventure. Set up a fort using blankets and pillows and cozy up with a favorite book. Find ways to change up the story to boost imagination and excite future reading. Playing with musical instruments is a sure way...
San Diego Nanny and Babysitting Tips

San Diego Nanny and Babysitting Tips

Have you found the perfect nanny or babysitting job? Are you are looking for some babysitting tips to make the best impression? Maybe you just want to brush up on your nanny and babysitting etiquette. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered some of the best advice, along with nanny and babysitting tips to help you show off their skills and keep their job for the long run. San Diego Nanny and Babysitting Tips Tip #1: Communication is key. Nannies and babysitters who have clear communication make a great impression. Communicate any needs you (and the kids) may have during your time with them ahead of time. Keeping track of things you need like more diapers or groceries for the house shows families you are proficient in looking after their kids. Tip #2: Be on time. No matter what job you have, being punctual is absolutely necessary. Especially when you are a nanny or babysitter because families want to know they can rely on you. This also shows them you have great time management skills. Tip #3: If you’re not sure, ask. Always ask for permission before doing anything with paints, markers, or anything else that can be messy. Want to go to a nearby park? Make sure you are allowed to take the kids. This also includes respecting boundaries around the house and even posting photos of the kids on social media sites. Tip #4: Be professional. Chances are if you have landed a nanny or babysitting gig then you already have this tip down. There are so many qualities of nannies that are important to have and being professional is one...